Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 6 months to 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 380 383 359
Rank change year-on-year +3 -24 +39
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 615 605 712
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.63% 0.66%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.72% 5.45% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 380 431
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -11.58% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £35.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.08% -31.90% +27.27%
10th Percentile £27.50 £32.83 £43.58
90th Percentile £32.50 £37.48 £58.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £35.75 £52.56
% change year-on-year -16.08% -31.99% +16.81%

PCI DSS is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 13,040 11,108 12,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.01% 11.50% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,565 7,253 8,033
UK median daily rate £443 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £256 £228 £230
90th Percentile £638 £620 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £397 £388
% change year-on-year +0.82% +2.39% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 353 397 476
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £23.34 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.03% -6.64% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.59 £10.96
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.25 £53.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +25.00%

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing PCI DSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -23 570 £475 - 200
UK excluding London +15 342 £420 -11.58% 123
London -41 262 £500 +3.09% 79
South East -48 133 £413 -10.57% 38
North of England +47 71 £450 - 39
South West -1 38 £413 -19.51% 5
East of England -6 38 £470 -10.48% 17
North West +14 36 £495 +9.89% 24
Yorkshire +29 30 £400 -11.11% 13
Midlands +9 27 £388 -22.50% 22
Scotland +10 24 £500 -
West Midlands +11 19 £389 -22.25% 16
Wales +1 11 £594 +35.71% 2
East Midlands +4 7 £375 -14.29% 6
North East - 5 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 305 (49.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 299 (48.62%) Information Security
3 195 (31.71%) CISSP
3 195 (31.71%) GDPR
4 136 (22.11%) CISM
5 134 (21.79%) Finance
6 113 (18.37%) Risk Management
7 110 (17.89%) Cybersecurity
8 106 (17.24%) Data Protection
9 104 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
10 93 (15.12%) Firewall
11 90 (14.63%) Management Information System
12 87 (14.15%) COBIT
13 86 (13.98%) Linux
14 84 (13.66%) Windows
14 84 (13.66%) SIEM
15 82 (13.33%) CISA
16 76 (12.36%) ITIL
17 72 (11.71%) Retail
18 71 (11.54%) Security Architecture
19 67 (10.89%) Security Operations
20 65 (10.57%) Project Management
21 62 (10.08%) Security Management
21 62 (10.08%) Degree
22 60 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
23 59 (9.59%) Cisco
24 58 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
25 55 (8.94%) Microsoft
25 55 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
26 54 (8.78%) TCP/IP

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (3.25%) Apache
1 20 (3.25%) Tomcat
2 15 (2.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (1.95%) JBoss
4 11 (1.79%) IIS
5 8 (1.30%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.14%) CMS
6 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.33%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.33%) Confluence
7 2 (0.33%) SAS
8 1 (0.16%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.11%) Microsoft Project
3 11 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.76%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.49%) BASE24
3 2 (0.33%) Postilion
3 2 (0.33%) RMDS
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 58 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (8.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (2.76%) Mimecast
3 17 (2.76%) SaaS
4 16 (2.60%) Office 365
5 13 (2.11%) GitHub
5 13 (2.11%) IaaS
5 13 (2.11%) Serverless
6 5 (0.81%) PaaS
7 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.33%) G Suite
8 2 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Akamai
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 93 (15.12%) Firewall
2 54 (8.78%) TCP/IP
3 39 (6.34%) Network Security
4 31 (5.04%) Intrusion Detection
5 27 (4.39%) WAN
6 26 (4.23%) LAN
7 23 (3.74%) SAN
8 21 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (3.09%) DNS
10 18 (2.93%) VPN
11 16 (2.60%) NAS
12 15 (2.44%) Intranet
13 13 (2.11%) Internet
14 11 (1.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (1.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 8 (1.30%) LDAP
15 8 (1.30%) MPLS
15 8 (1.30%) Wireless
16 7 (1.14%) BIG-IP
16 7 (1.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.25%) MongoDB
2 19 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (2.76%) Relational Database
4 12 (1.95%) SQL Server
5 11 (1.79%) NoSQL
6 8 (1.30%) MySQL
7 7 (1.14%) Redis
8 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.33%) QlikView
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.33%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.16%) Big Data
10 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.16%) OLAP
10 1 (0.16%) OLTP
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.20%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.74%) JIRA
4 21 (3.41%) Cucumber
5 13 (2.11%) GitLab
5 13 (2.11%) Mockito
6 4 (0.65%) Subversion
7 2 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.16%) Appium
8 1 (0.16%) Bower
8 1 (0.16%) Codeship
8 1 (0.16%) Gatling
8 1 (0.16%) gulp
8 1 (0.16%) JUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Moq
8 1 (0.16%) NUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Spock
8 1 (0.16%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.16%) TestNG
General
1 134 (21.79%) Finance
2 72 (11.71%) Retail
3 48 (7.80%) Legal
4 27 (4.39%) Banking
5 24 (3.90%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.28%) Law
7 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.46%) Marketing
8 6 (0.98%) Games
9 5 (0.81%) Local Government
10 4 (0.65%) Publishing
11 3 (0.49%) Automotive
11 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (18.05%) Analyst
2 85 (13.82%) Consultant
3 83 (13.50%) Architect
4 65 (10.57%) Security Analyst
5 63 (10.24%) Security Consultant
6 52 (8.46%) Security Architect
7 51 (8.29%) Security Manager
8 43 (6.99%) Project Manager
9 36 (5.85%) Information Analyst
9 36 (5.85%) Information Security Analyst
10 28 (4.55%) Security Specialist
11 25 (4.07%) Developer
12 23 (3.74%) Security Engineer
13 22 (3.58%) Business Analyst
14 20 (3.25%) Information Security Manager
15 19 (3.09%) PCI DSS Project Manager
16 18 (2.93%) Information Security Consultant
16 18 (2.93%) Technical Architect
17 17 (2.76%) Designer
17 17 (2.76%) Risk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.20%) Web Services
2 29 (4.72%) REST
3 22 (3.58%) RESTful
4 19 (3.09%) .NET
5 18 (2.93%) Spring
6 17 (2.76%) JSON
7 14 (2.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 13 (2.11%) JMX
8 13 (2.11%) SOAP
9 12 (1.95%) HTML
10 11 (1.79%) Middleware
11 9 (1.46%) HTML5
12 8 (1.30%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (1.30%) React
13 7 (1.14%) Gherkin
13 7 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
14 6 (0.98%) ASP.NET
14 6 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.98%) LAPP Stack
15 4 (0.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (14.63%) Management Information System
2 42 (6.83%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.53%) CESG
4 33 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.88%) Data Protection Act
6 24 (3.90%) Computer Science
7 20 (3.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 19 (3.09%) PKI
9 14 (2.28%) Algorithms
10 13 (2.11%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.79%) Cyberthreat
11 11 (1.79%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.63%) Hybrid Cloud
13 9 (1.46%) Digital Wallet
13 9 (1.46%) EPoS
13 9 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
14 8 (1.30%) PMI
15 7 (1.14%) Clustering
15 7 (1.14%) FMCG
16 6 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 86 (13.98%) Linux
2 84 (13.66%) Windows
3 48 (7.80%) Unix
4 27 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (3.58%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.98%) Debian
7 6 (0.98%) Solaris
7 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.81%) CentOS
9 4 (0.65%) Fedora
10 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.33%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (48.62%) Information Security
2 113 (18.37%) Risk Management
3 110 (17.89%) Cybersecurity
4 106 (17.24%) Data Protection
5 104 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (13.66%) SIEM
7 76 (12.36%) ITIL
8 71 (11.54%) Security Architecture
9 67 (10.89%) Security Operations
10 65 (10.57%) Project Management
11 62 (10.08%) Security Management
12 60 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
13 55 (8.94%) Stakeholder Management
14 52 (8.46%) Vulnerability Management
15 50 (8.13%) TOGAF
16 46 (7.48%) DevOps
17 42 (6.83%) E-Commerce
18 41 (6.67%) Change Management
18 41 (6.67%) Data Security
19 40 (6.50%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 46 (7.48%) Java
2 28 (4.55%) Python
3 21 (3.41%) SQL
4 20 (3.25%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.93%) Ruby
6 15 (2.44%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.11%) Perl
8 11 (1.79%) C#
8 11 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.81%) PHP
10 2 (0.33%) Delphi
10 2 (0.33%) Groovy
10 2 (0.33%) Scala
11 1 (0.16%) C
11 1 (0.16%) COBOL
11 1 (0.16%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 195 (31.71%) CISSP
2 136 (22.11%) CISM
3 82 (13.33%) CISA
4 62 (10.08%) Degree
5 28 (4.55%) SANS
5 28 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.41%) PCI QSA
6 21 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 17 (2.76%) ISSAP
9 14 (2.28%) CRISC
9 14 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.11%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 12 (1.95%) PMI Certification
12 11 (1.79%) SSCP
13 10 (1.63%) CEH
13 10 (1.63%) ISACA
13 10 (1.63%) MCSE
14 9 (1.46%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 305 (49.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 195 (31.71%) GDPR
3 87 (14.15%) COBIT
4 48 (7.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 41 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 17 (2.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 14 (2.28%) RMADS
8 13 (2.11%) PA-DSS
9 12 (1.95%) QA
10 11 (1.79%) PSD2
11 9 (1.46%) ISO 9001
11 9 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (1.30%) Cyber Essentials
12 8 (1.30%) ISO 8583
12 8 (1.30%) SLA
13 6 (0.98%) AS 2805
13 6 (0.98%) HIPAA
14 5 (0.81%) ISO 31000
14 5 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27005
14 5 (0.81%) SAS 70
System Software
1 29 (4.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.60%) vSphere
4 9 (1.46%) Docker
5 8 (1.30%) XenApp
6 5 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.65%) NFS
7 4 (0.65%) UAG
8 3 (0.49%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.33%) Firmware
9 2 (0.33%) IAG
9 2 (0.33%) XenServer
10 1 (0.16%) Snort
10 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 44 (7.15%) Puppet
2 32 (5.20%) Nessus
3 18 (2.93%) Ansible
3 18 (2.93%) Terraform
4 13 (2.11%) Packer
5 12 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 10 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
6 10 (1.63%) SCCM
7 9 (1.46%) FortiGate
8 8 (1.30%) Nagios
8 8 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.14%) OSSEC
9 7 (1.14%) SCOM
9 7 (1.14%) SELinux
9 7 (1.14%) WSUS
10 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.81%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.65%) BMC PATROL
11 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.49%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 59 (9.59%) Cisco
2 55 (8.94%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.67%) VMware
4 33 (5.37%) Splunk
5 28 (4.55%) Qualys
6 23 (3.74%) Oracle
7 18 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.76%) F5
9 16 (2.60%) McAfee
10 13 (2.11%) AlienVault
11 12 (1.95%) Citrix
11 12 (1.95%) Intel
12 11 (1.79%) CheckPoint
12 11 (1.79%) Symantec
13 10 (1.63%) Juniper
13 10 (1.63%) Tripwire
14 9 (1.46%) IBM
14 9 (1.46%) Tufin
15 8 (1.30%) HP
15 8 (1.30%) Trend Micro